Occupied Amerika News Ep.6: Degeneracy-Actual; When PoliceState Hero-Worship becomes Chic Fundraiser Meme for Corporatist Thugs!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 19:07
Let them eat cake! Yay!
Isn't it a sure sign of degeneracy, when it becomes fashionable to celebrate policestate memes? Yup, I think we're officially moments before collapse.
Like: Hey, didn't ya know? It's trendy: Policestate hero-worship acclimation makes for a great stylish & fashionably chic fundraiser meme, too! Yay! Observe:
A police demonstration at the True Blue gala (Gary Fountain / For the Chronicle)
The police demonstration included a mock robbery (Gary Fountain / For the Chronicle)
Taser International's nextgen Toys of Oppression: Taser Shockwave, aka Taser-'Wall of Claymores:'
Allan Comstock, left, and Daryl Hudeck, of HPD SWAT, with a display of some of the equipment they use at the sixth annual True Blue gala benefiting the Houston Police Foundation. (Gary Fountain / For the Chronicle
Monday, October 28, 2013
Few galas can boast as many lights, cameras and action as the Houston Police Foundation gala.
Held last year at the Landry’s private airplane hangar at Hobby Airport, the sixth annual soiree returned to its original location at the River Oaks mansion owned by Landry’s CEO Tilman Fertitta and wife Paige. The lights started blocks away, as parked police cruisers flashed without abandon, and continued up the palatial home’s driveway to the party’s entrance. With so many of Houston’s finest on the premises, it would’ve been hard for the gala’s more than 650 attendees to feel anything less than well-protected.
The Fertittas’ backyard was transformed for the occasion, with a sea of white tables (topped with single blue neon-lit stars) wrapping around the Vegas-style pool, and David Caceres Jazz Band performing live tunes. Food stations — think Mexican fare like fajitas in one area, grilled lobster in another — dotted the property, as did interactive demonstrations by various sects of the Houston Police. Each offered guests an opportunity to experience techniques, equipment and training utilized by the force — for example, partygoers could learn to operate a taser gun, take target practice with the SWAT team, clip a bomb wire and negotiate a laser entrapment course.
The Table; where they get to delusionally rationalize to themselves that, 'That can never happen to us, those tools will never be used against us, their betters!':
More on Taser Shockwave:
Uploaded on Oct 16, 2010
Even the angriest mobs would probably think twice about trying to pass a Taser Shockwave barrier. It is the less-lethal equivalent of a claymore mine. Push the big red button, and it will fire 24 electrified probes at the same time in a single direction. Photo: Pat Shannahan/Wired.com
Uploaded on Apr 2, 2009
WOTW: Taser Shockwave | Clip | Zurvived.it
Uploaded on Feb 12, 2012
By Scott M. Bruner
PoliceOne Product Editor
TASER is obviously a leader in the less lethal field – their handheld TASER products have the dominant spot in the market. However, most of their handheld less lethal sidearms are designed for one-on-one law enforcement confrontations. How to control a large scale violent threat? TASER's answer is the Shockwave, a device that fires multiple TASER cartridges remotely to tame the unruliest mob.
"The TASER Shockwave system is the first and only Electronic Control Device designed for area denial,” Brian Beckwith, vice president of TASER International, said."[It is] a completely scalable solution that is designed to provide a standoff capability of up to 100 meters. Originally designed for the US Service member in order to combat the threat of suicide bombers, the TASER Shockwave allowed the operator to remain out of the environment of these threats."
Though the Shockwave's operation seems simple – a single unit launches six TASER cartridges - the technology behind it is not. Each cartridge fires two probes at different angles, meaning a full launch of the Shockwave sends 12 TASER darts traveling at 160 feet per second.
By Darren Quick
August 3, 2009
The TASER Shockwave stacked vertically
The launch of the handheld TASER X3 has been grabbing headlines lately, but the company has also been developing large-scale versions of its stun-gun technology for 'area denial' (read 'riot control'). The TASER Shockwave is a fully modular system that effectively bunches six TASER X26 stun guns together to cover a 20-degree arc with 25-foot cartridges.
Mount the TASER Shockwave for mobile shock tactics
The 20-degree arc coverage of a single TASER Shockwave unit
The features of the TASER Shockwave
All six charges can be fired simultaneously via the Control Box to deliver a five-second TASER Neuro Muscular Incapacitation (NMI) effect – that’s the thing that temporarily overrides the command and control systems of the body to send targets shuddering to the ground.
Designed to instantly incapacitate multiple personnel in violent crowd and riot situations the modularity of the system allows multiple Shockwave units to be stacked together vertically to allow for multiple salvos over a reduced area, or horizontally to cover a larger area. Area coverage can also be increased by daisy chaining the units together. When multiple units are deployed together an intelligent networking system gives each Shockwave unit the ability to know where its position lies within an array of multiple systems.